The pattern is reminiscent of Pollock's abstract expressionism; and while I loathe the inherent solipsism of abstract expressionism as an art form, these colors and design work exceptionally well with my furnishings drawn from the high modernism of the Bauhaus and elements of mid-century modernism. I have a hard time imagining that this type of pattern and color-scheme would work well with more traditional decors but that's for each to decide on his own. This rug is very well made in my judgment. After several months of use, I can attest that it's also resistant to stains, is easy to clean and brings a real warmth to a modernist decor, which as we all know can slide toward the stark and cold if not appropriately executed. I settled on this rug after literally years of looking for a replacement for one I had for over fifteen years that was worn beyond endurance but which fit so well into my interior that I was afraid that nothing could ever replace it. I was so pleasantly surprised by how this design fit into and compliment the place that I regretted waiting so long to make the change. I couldn't be more pleased with it on every score.